3 Days Left to Contribute to the Baltimore 3D Mural
This XXIST project was launched to help us fund the creation of a giant anaglyphic 3D mural in Baltimore, MD, USA. Financing is expected from YOU according to the crowdfinancing principle supported by KickStarter. Today, 47 backers have invested between 2 and 25$ in the project, covering 50% of the 3,500$ total budget.
THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY BE FUNDED IF AT LEAST $3,500 IS PLEDGED BY THURSDAY JUL 12, 12:12PM EDT.
3days left for the Big Baltimore 3D mural!
Donations from 2 to 2500$ give access to a variety of 'backers packages'; see details on KickStarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects..
Anaglyph 3D is a form of stereoscopic 3D, created by merging two chromatically opposite colored images. When the images are viewed through corresponding colored 3D glasses, the two separate images are merged together by the visual cortex, giving them the perception of dimensionality.
3D murals are very rarely attempted due to their technical difficulty. Although there is several ways to paint this wall, we will be using a very common method often used when painting large murals. We will project the image on the wall, one color at a time, and with the use of a scissor lift outline and fill in each color individually. As you can image the color of the paint is extremely important. For this mural we will use the most common colors associated with anaglyphic 3D, red and cyan. After much trial and error we have found the perfect color paints to enhance the dimensional effect of the final mural.
This project has been a collaboration between many talented people. We would like to expand that collaboration to our local community and all of our backers. That said, we would like to give all of you the option to vote on the final background of the mural. Above you will see a mockup of one of the designs. We will be posting three more concepts on Xxist’s Facebook feed and asking for you to vote on your favorite design.
The mural will be painted by two of Baltimore local artists, Xxist and Jake Warford, who both come from very similar backgrounds. Both are US Army veterans who worked in the military intelligence field and gave up highly prestigious and successful civilian careers to pursue their dreams in art.
Jake is currently pursuing a BFA at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Xxist was recently accepted into a dual masters program between Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art, where he will be earning an MBA/MA in Design Leadership. Jake and Xxist are resident artists at the landmark Copy Cat Building in Baltimore, MD. Together the two have several decades of experience and would like to see this project launch their careers as professional artists.